New Lego City Adventure for Wii U Sends Players Undercover
The LEGO video games have a history of entertaining people of all ages with their fun game play, unique style and universal humor. LEGO City Undercover stays true to this winning formula, but is the first and only LEGO game to also take full advantage of the revolutionary second-screen game play of the Wii U GamePad controller. Launching today exclusively for Wii U™, LEGO City Undercover is a one-of-a-kind experience that will appeal to the entire family.
"LEGO video games are known for their broad appeal, and this Wii U-exclusive game adds new dimensions to the franchise," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "Kids and adults will enjoy playing the game, and mom and dad might even keep playing after the kids go to sleep."
In LEGO City Undercover, players assume the identity of undercover detective Chase McCain as he explores the open world of LEGO City in pursuit of criminal mastermind Rex Fury. The Wii U GamePad controller is represented in-game as a state-of-the-art gadget used by Chase and the other members of the LEGO City Police Department. With it, players can communicate with police dispatcher Ellie Phillips, access the world map or place waypoints using the touch screen. Players can also use the GamePad to scan the environment to locate hidden clues or even listen in on criminals.
As Chase makes his way through the city in his quest to bring down Rex Fury, he will collect multiple undercover disguises. These disguises possess unique abilities that will help Chase access new locations and solve puzzles.
Featuring the same lighthearted sense of humor that LEGO video games are known for, LEGO City Undercover is a hilarious take on hard-boiled detective stories, and its humor can be appreciated on multiple levels by both kids and their parents.
LEGO City Undercover is the first LEGO video game to be based on the real-life LEGO City play sets, one of the best-selling, most popular LEGO themes around the globe. Not only will players encounter familiar play sets while playing, but the game also features a large cast of fully voiced characters with their own distinct personalities. Players can also explore original locations and jump into more than 100 vehicles, including sports cars, motorcycles and even a selection of aircraft.
In addition to the Wii U game, a LEGO City building set designed to complement the game is now available in stores. The High Speed Chase set includes three minifigures: Chase McCain, a burglar and a police officer with handcuffs, plus an assortment of vehicles and accessories to build. As an added bonus, each set contains a unique code that players can enter to unlock these same vehicles and some special missions in the LEGO City Undercover game.
For more information about LEGO City Undercover, visit http://legocityu.nintendo.com.
Remember that Wii U features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu.
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